1. DON’T KEEP YOUR FEARS TO YOURSELF
If you are worried about your safety or something that has happened to you online, urgently speak to an adult you trust. If you’ve seen something on social media that made you upset or hurt you, you can report it or even block the person who posted it.
2. LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS
You can change the privacy settings on your social media platforms to help you control who sees your information, photos and videos. Think carefully about what you share and with whom. It may seem obvious but don’t share personal information like your address or phone number.
3. DON’T FEEL PRESSURE TO ACCEPT RANDOM REQUESTS
Making new friends is great but before you accept a person you should have a look at their profile - try to see who they are. Do you have friends in common? Are you from the same town? Remember that sometimes people pretend to be someone they are not and it’s hard to know they are telling the truth about who they are.
4. DON’T SPREAD RUMORS
Or post/share hurtful or embarrassing stories or photos. What may seem like a harmless joke to one person can be deeply hurtful to others. We all have the right to dignity and to be treated with respect. Always think twice before you click send.